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Course Essentials

Are you looking to grow your career prospects and opportunities? Do you work in the health industry and want to progress into a management role? Then look no further than Arden University's BA Healthcare Management Course.

Delivered exclusively online through our Distance Learning programme, our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course will help you learn how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of individuals and communities by managing the social care landscape through dynamic leadership approaches.

Your Healthcare Management Distance Learning course will be delivered through Arden's School of Business and Management and the materials will be available through iLearn, our online learning portal. You'll also receive full online support and tutorials from your course tutor, meaning you can study flexibly at a time and place that suits you.

Not sure if Distance Learning is right for you? If you prefer more hands-on classroom time and support, this course is also available via Blended Learning. Find out more here.

Throughout your BA Healthcare Management course online, you'll develop skills for learning in care, health promotion and even financial control and budgeting, meaning you'll be ready for the next step in your healthcare career on completion of your course.



CMI Accreditation

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which is highly respected by employers. Upon successful completion of your Degree, you’ll also receive a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Add value to your CV with Salesforce certifications

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In addition to your healthcare degree, you’ll also have the chance to become certified in Salesforce technology. Salesforce is the World's #1 CRM system and expertise in this area is highly valued across industries. Even better, this certification is free with Arden. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.


Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N511
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance Learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Industry Skills

If you're currently working in healthcare and have been thinking about taking your career to the next level, a Healthcare Management Degree online at Arden University can help you do exactly that - especially if you’re looking to secure a management-level position.

The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree is taught entirely online, meaning you have ultimate flexibility and full control over your weekly schedule. We understand that not everyone is able to give up their job to allow them to continue their education, so our Distance Learning programme gives you the chance to continue your employment and study around any other commitments.

The programme modules encompass a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, financial control and budgeting, business analysis, diversity and inclusive practice. The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to assume a management position in an area of healthcare that interests you.

Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this Healthcare Management course will provide the tools that could lead you to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Environmental Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social Care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health & Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, and so a variety of methods are used. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies, Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (CMI) Programme Specification.

This Healthcare Management Distance Learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree, you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a BA (Hons) in Healthcare could do for me?

Here are some key career impact facts for you to consider:

  • Health and Social Care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.
  • More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.
  • Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Degree can also equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development.
  • Achieving a Healthcare Degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas.

With a Healthcare Degree you could also work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider or voluntary or not-for-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • Residential Care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

If you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, here’s a selection of the type of jobs available to you:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue studying with Arden University and consider the following Postgraduate courses:

What our students say

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management course online at Arden. She feels the qualification has made a huge impact on her life and career and we are proud of her achievements so far.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students on the blog. Arden was extremely helpful in guiding me with the student loan. So here I am now, earning £10,000 pounds a year more than I was 3 months ago. I am now a Regional Trainer. I proudly graduated in 2016 when I was 61!”

While studying a Healthcare Degree with Arden, you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This gives you access to useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos, and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

You might be deciding between the business side of the healthcare industry and the nursing, clinical side. Visit our Knowledge Base to explore a comparison of these two side of the industry

Next steps

Applying for this Healthcare course online takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

While working towards your qualification, you have the chance to develop your own learning journey with a  Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden Degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Key benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded job markets.

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your Degree study time, at a pace that works for you.

These courses are an added extra to your Degree, so you can decide whether you complete them, and how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your Degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

Course Details & Modules

If you're currently working in healthcare and have been thinking about taking your career to the next level, a Healthcare Management Degree online at Arden University can help you do exactly that - especially if you’re looking to secure a management-level position.

The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree is taught entirely online, meaning you have ultimate flexibility and full control over your weekly schedule. We understand that not everyone is able to give up their job to allow them to continue their education, so our Distance Learning programme gives you the chance to continue your employment and study around any other commitments.

The programme modules encompass a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, financial control and budgeting, business analysis, diversity and inclusive practice. The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to assume a management position in an area of healthcare that interests you.

Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this Healthcare Management course will provide the tools that could lead you to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Environmental Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social Care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health & Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, and so a variety of methods are used. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies, Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (CMI) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

This Healthcare Management Distance Learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree, you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a BA (Hons) in Healthcare could do for me?

Here are some key career impact facts for you to consider:

  • Health and Social Care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.
  • More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.
  • Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Degree can also equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development.
  • Achieving a Healthcare Degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas.

With a Healthcare Degree you could also work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider or voluntary or not-for-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • Residential Care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

If you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, here’s a selection of the type of jobs available to you:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue studying with Arden University and consider the following Postgraduate courses:

What our students say

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management course online at Arden. She feels the qualification has made a huge impact on her life and career and we are proud of her achievements so far.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students on the blog. Arden was extremely helpful in guiding me with the student loan. So here I am now, earning £10,000 pounds a year more than I was 3 months ago. I am now a Regional Trainer. I proudly graduated in 2016 when I was 61!”

While studying a Healthcare Degree with Arden, you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This gives you access to useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos, and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

You might be deciding between the business side of the healthcare industry and the nursing, clinical side. Visit our Knowledge Base to explore a comparison of these two side of the industry

Next steps

Applying for this Healthcare course online takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Industry Skills

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

While working towards your qualification, you have the chance to develop your own learning journey with a  Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden Degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Key benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded job markets.

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your Degree study time, at a pace that works for you.

These courses are an added extra to your Degree, so you can decide whether you complete them, and how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your Degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

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